August, 2014

Leadership Improv: Effective Behaviors for Employee Engagement

ATD Human Capital

As we develop our current and emerging leaders, it''s critical to introduce the ideas of flexibility, thinking on your feet, collaboration, and acceptance. Author Karen Hough introduces such principles that allow improvisers to be brilliant in the moment. Click here to read full version

Recognizing the Difficult Dual Role Managers Play—Coach and Mentor

Reviewsnap

“All leaders do some coaching. If nothing else, they offer input through performance reviews. But providing feedback once a year just doesn’t cut it.

3 Reasons You Need to Start Sharing Your Dreams

The Bamboo Project Blog

I''m thinking a lot lately about how we get in our own way. It''s easy to look around at this economy and to just want to give up. So many barriers and challenges--makes you want to stay in bed with the covers over your head. I get it. But even in the midst of challenge there is opportunity.

The Red Hot Market for Learning Management Systems

Josh Bersin

We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year. These.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

That Single Source of HR Data Truth

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 25, 2014 :00am. That Single Source of HR Data Truth By Kevin Grossman. Only a few years ago, Gartner stated that enterprise data would grow 650% over the ensuing five years, while IDC stated in 2011 we created 1.8 zettabytes (or 1.8 trillion GBs) of data, in 2012 it reached 2.8

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Purposeful Discomfort: How Leaders Encourage Growth Through Discomfort

ATD Human Capital

Your job as a leader is to make people uncomfortable. Pursuing ambitious goals, confronting significant challenges, and moving into uncharted territories require people to embrace discomfort. Click here to read full version

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Phoning In Your Performance Reviews? Here’s How To Add Real Meaning

Reviewsnap

You’ve heard of actors “phoning in” a performance—just going through the motions without making much of an effort. The result is usually pretty dismal: a performance that lacks meaning or merit. Well, performance reviews are no different.

Design Your Career: Brainstorming/Ideation

The Bamboo Project Blog

Over the course of several weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development. The series of posts so far is here. .

The Alliance: A Manifesto For 21st Century Talent Management

Josh Bersin

I probably read more than one hundred human resources, leadership, and business books a year (e-readers are amazing) and I rarely have time to review them. Most are great books in many ways. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Are You Ready for this Huge Workforce Shift?

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 4, 2014 :00am. Are You Ready for this Huge Workforce Shift? By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. I’m talking about the Millennial take-over.

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014

Capterra

What’s the best way to handle intra-office dating? How should you manage pay raises for employees? When should you institute efforts to reduce employee turnover?

Head Shift: How Leaders Help Others See Beyond the Obvious

ATD Human Capital

Effective leaders help others to think in more imaginative ways. Click here to read full version

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Revisiting Employee Motivation … and the Power of a Single Word

Reviewsnap

Part of the challenge of managing people is learning how to motivate them. In a previous post, we asked, “ Is Employee Motivation Increasingly Beyond Our Control ?,” citing research that claims employees are less motivated by traditional extrinsic rewards (raises, bonuses, promotions, etc.)

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

In Chinese: Crisis Does NOT Mean Danger and Opportunity

Workplace Psychology

JFK was wrong. On pinyin.info, a website about the Chinese language, Victor H.

Why We Hate HR: It’s Often A Problem of Professional Development

Josh Bersin

Over the years I’ve read article after article about what’s wrong with Human Resources. The most famous was “Why I Hate HR” published in 2005 in Fast Company, followed by. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources

Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair

Peoplefluent

Monday, August 18, 2014 :00am. Meeting Employee Expectations from the Desk Chair to the Beach Chair By Joe Sansone. August has arrived and it may feel like back-to-school is right around the corner, but summer isn’t over quite yet.

The 14 Top HR stats for 2014

Capterra

What’s the best way to handle intra-office dating? How should you manage pay raises for employees? When should you institute efforts to reduce employee turnover?

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Mentoring Versus Coaching: What’s the Difference?

ATD Human Capital

Mentoring and coaching are distinct processes used to achieve individual and organization goals. Click here to read full version

The Importance of Discretionary Effort—and How To Inspire It

Reviewsnap

We sparked some interesting conversation when we mentioned Aubrey Daniels in a recent post about the need for more frequent performance reviews. You might recall that Daniels was among the first individuals to champion the notion of applying behavioral science to the workplace.

4 Tips to Making Employee Benefits a Family Affair

GuideSpark

Planning Family Benefits. Companies can stay competitive in today’s job market by helping employees achieve the proverbial work/life balance, which means providing a robust benefits package that serves the family.

Simplify! The Decluttering of Human Resources

Josh Bersin

I recently read a wonderful article in The Economist entitled Decluttering the Companyand it reminded me of the tremendouslyimportant job we have to simplify business at all levels. Well we in HR. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources learning investment model simplification simplify

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Naomi Bloom’s 4 Foundations of Real SaaS, No. 4: In Memory

Workday

In the final segment of our four-part video series with Naomi Bloom, she talks about a relatively new technology approach in the enterprise software industry that lets organizations make decisions using analytics, delivered at the “speed of thought” and at the point of decision.

Why You Shouldn’t Buy HR Software: 4 Excuses and 4 Rebuttals

Capterra

Very little in life is risk-free, and buying HR software is no different. Next time you propose buying a new HR system, you may find a whole range of objections. However, if it’s your job to keep improving how HR is working in your company, you’ll need to overcome such objections.

The 5 Cs of Acknowledgment for Grateful Leaders: An Introduction

ATD Human Capital

Author Judith Umlas shares an introduction to the 5 Cs of acknowledgement for grateful leaders. Click here to read full version

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6 Hallmarks of High Performing Teams

Workboard

Great Teams Exhilarate -- What Sets Them Apart? There is nothing quite like the sensation and satisfaction of being on a high performing team. I’ve had this luck and pleasure a number of times in my career, but it’s rarer than I’d like.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.